The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel
What We Love
- Victoria Harbor vistas from most of the guest rooms
- Afternoon tea service with intoxicating infusions by local purveyor Jing
- The century-old cotton tree that greets guests upon arrival
- The Murray 75, the hotel’s signature orange blossom-forward version of the classic French cocktail
What To Know
- With rooms that starting at 500 square feet, this hotel has one of the city’s most spacious accommodations
- An in-house nutritionist can create customized menus for guests with dietary restrictions
- A one Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant opens doors soon
- The hotel’s pillow menu offers 16 choices, including a “snore-no-more” option
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Chicly restored Norman Foster knockout flanked by Victoria Peak, featuring harbor views and a Michelin-starred restaurant
When British architect Ron Philips designed this gridded ivory behemoth about 50 years ago, it was intended to function as a no-nonsense bureaucratic hive—but a 45-month-long renovation unveiled a dramatic revamp of the former government office. While long-admired features like its geometric façade and arcades remain untouched, powerhouse design firm Foster + Partners sought to make the urban icon a more permeable sanctuary, trading the building’s original fortress-like parking lot for a leafy courtyard that now includes a public tai chi area. Rooms are dapper and leather-bound, with surfaces covered in rare white stone. Sexy surprises continue in the form of a lobby redolent with Sicilian citrus and a glass-encased rooftop pavilion. The latter houses Popinjays (named for the resident cockatoos on neighboring Garden Road), a wraparound terrace bar with a curated selection of vintage champagnes. Though you’re within easy reach of the city’s buzzing retail heart, the property’s many sanctuaries of calm, including a soothing vitality pool, make this a coveted cocoon amidst Hong Kong’s urban sprawl.
In the Area
Though you can choose from one of five restaurants onsite, venture out for an all-you-can-eat dim sum brunch at nearby Duddell’s, perched above an outpost of local clothing boutique, Shanghai Tang. The hotel’s Cotton Tree Drive location mean guests are within a pebble’s throw of Hong Kong Park, a rare stretch of green in the concrete jungle featuring an aviary and the Hong Kong Teaware Museum. The international airport is approximately a 35-minute drive while Central, the closest subway station, is just a 10-minute walk.
How to Get There
Honestly, there's really nothing to find fault with at The Murray.
Visually Breathtaking: Check
Stunning Amenities: Check
Attentive Staff: Check
Fantastic Food Offering: Check
Auto Opening Toilet Lid: Check
Just wipe off the strip on your credit card and book this hotel now.
Ignore The Final Bill: Check
I love this place.
The food was awesome - I can recommend the pancake stack - the service was great while unexpected - was this young waiter ( I think ) William Dickson who was from the UK and it was a nice touch to feel so relaxed with a familiar voice so far from home.
And btw - the surroundings and atmosphere are both stunning - we all loved our breakfast experience - keep up the good work.
The Murray is a gorgeous property, well situated next to the Peak Tram. The interiors were stunning, the staff attentive and warm, and the roof top bar is a must-see. Loved our stay and would return in a heart beat.
Had a great six night stay at the Murray. The whole experience was perfect and made the whole trip to Hong Kong even better than expected. Will definitely come again and recommend it to anyone looking for an excellent central hotel.
That was an impressive afternoon tea experience. Not only surprised by the food and environment but also the professional service by Thomas’ team, especially Barry whose so nice and helpful. Pity that we cannot stay for long as there’s much reservations.